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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
Great Western Railway 6606 m/e 09/1927

Locomotive Specifics
Designer C. Collett
Class 56xx
Company History GWR
Wheels 0-6-2T
Builder Swindon Works
Order Number 244
To Service During 09/1927
Withdrawal Fri 15/01/1965
Service Life 37 yrs, 4 mths , 15 dys
Information Was scheduled to be withdrawn on 6/1/64

Scrapping During 06/1965 at Cashmore's (Newport)

Code Subsequent Codes Name From Date
    (New) m/e 09/1927
85C   Hereford 8w/e 26/03/1955
88D   Merthyr Tydfil 4w/e 13/08/1955
88A   Cardiff Cathays 4w/e 03/11/1956
88B   Radyr 4w/e 25/01/1964
     Withdrawn on 15/01/1965

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC OXY Oxley 4w/e 12/07/1947
ALLOC SALOP Shrewsbury 4w/e 29/11/1947
ALLOC 85C Hereford 4w/e 26/02/1955
ALLOC 88D Merthyr Tydfil 4w/e 13/08/1955
ALLOC 88A Cardiff Cathays 4w/e 03/11/1956
ALLOC 88B Radyr 4w/e 27/01/1964
WDN   5w/e 04/01/1965

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced

Mentions ...
Report Date Title Report Source
09/12/1962 Cardiff East Dock MPD There is no diesel locomotive whatever here and CED is now a full main line shed for the first time in its life ! This must be unique in railway history and the steam phase is expected to last two years as Canton is being demolished completely to make way for a diesel shed and main diesel depot for S. Wales. On 9th December, 1962, the following were on shed-1613, 2875/97, 3662, 3782/4, 3804/10, 4090, 4242/72/82, 5043/74/81/97, 5220/4/5/9, 5749, 6606/37/81, 6813/32/75/6, 6918/32/45/56/72/7/87/95, 7016, 7913, 8425/97, 9426/37, 9629, 92003/236/44/6. SLS/196302

Date Event Details Source See Also
09/1927 To Service To service as Great Western Railway Number 6606
Built at Swindon Works
26/03/1955 Allocation Reallocated to Hereford (85C)    
13/08/1955 Allocation Reallocated to Merthyr Tydfil (88D)    
03/11/1956 Allocation Reallocated to Cardiff Cathays (88A)    
25/01/1964 Allocation Reallocated to Radyr (88B)    
15/01/1965 Withdrawn Condemned as 6606    
06/1965 Scrapped Broken up by Cashmore's: Newport    

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